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Tiny House on a 40 Acre Preserve in Upstate New York

What used to be a duck farm has been transformed by an artist into a stunning preserve with a DIY tiny house where a couple can spend a few days away from it all! Located in Riverhead, New York, this tiny house has a cozy bedroom loft, a well-equipped kitchen, and a bright bathroom.

The four-season retreat sits in a large field where you can catch glimpses of all kinds of native wildlife. A front porch gives you the perfect spot to sip coffee in the early morning. What do you think?

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This DIY Tiny House is on 40 Acres of Land in Riverhead, New York

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It’s cozy in the snow as well!

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The living room boasts a huge floral art piece!

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Exposed beams add a touch of character.

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There’s a ladder to the littler loft over the porch.

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The kitchen boasts a huge picture window with views of the preserve.

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A bright & white bathroom behind a barn door.

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That’s a fun mirror!

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Subway tiles lines the spacious shower stall.

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The main loft has a big TV.

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Enjoy sitting out on the front porch.

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The exterior has an industrial feel.

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Sculptural horses stand guard.

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What a peaceful spot!

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  • DIY tiny house located on a transformed duck farm in Riverhead, New York
  • Cozy bedroom loft, well-equipped kitchen, and bright bathroom
  • Situated in a 40-acre artist preserve with open fields and wildlife
  • Front porch for coffee sipping and enjoying the surroundings
  • Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and a custom subway-tiled bathroom
  • Big TV in the main loft and no Wi-Fi (adaptors provided for TV connection)
  • Access to a fire pit for outdoor enjoyment
  • Lakes for swimming, fishing, and rowing on the property
  • Perfect for a couple’s retreat or nature getaway
  • Book a stay on Airbnb

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Deborah Dixon
    July 14, 2023, 4:11 pm

    This is NOT in UPSTATE NY but on Long Island.
    Town on Long Island, New York

    • Michael
      July 14, 2023, 6:53 pm

      How do you know?

      • James D.
        July 15, 2023, 1:55 am

        Just look up Riverhead, New York… She’s correct!

        • Deborah Dixon
          July 15, 2023, 3:40 pm

          Thank you James…it does not take much to check…it’s an interesting idea and I’m interested oin upstate NY…sadly this does not exist there.

  • Donna Rae
    July 15, 2023, 1:47 pm

    There are things I do like about this Tiny. The beams in the living area are very nice and the wood on the walls is a pleasing color. That big window above the kitchenette shows off a calming and beautiful view, for sure! The contemporary rustic style is also nice. I am puzzled about a couple of their choices, though. I think I would try to somehow use a regular sofa instead of the makeshift padded bench. I understand that there needed to be a work around for what looks like a raised area for the wheel wells so a compromise probably needed to be made. What is there is nicely covered and looks pleasing but a regular couch with arms is easier to curl up in and maybe watch TV or look at the view. Of course, there is no window across from it nor is the TV mounted on the wall. Don’t get me wrong, that large floral artwork is very nice but it’s not something I would want to sit and look at for any length of time. Give me a view and I could sit there for hours! Rain or shine, it’s a view worthy of contemplating! Speaking of the TV, I love that it is so huge but as I look at the photo, I am wondering how much of the screen you can actually see once you slide into bed? There two possible solutions…either make that loft taller by a foot or so, or move it to where the floral artwork is. I have seen many Tinies with big windows in the bathroom and the natural light is great but it is one room where privacy is more important than being able to look out the window when seated. Same in the shower area. Windows in the bathroom seem like a fabulous idea so you can see out until you realize you are giving someone the full Monty while showering, or showing people you doing your business. Putting windows at a height where you can look out while standing but no one can look in. Sometimes walls are your friend. I prefer kitchen cabinets with doors but having the wire shelves wouldn’t be a deal breaker…and it is a BnB rather than a residence. From a structural point of view, I worry about those angled posts supporting the sleeping loft. I think I’d feel more comfortable if they were a bit more substantial and absolutely vertical. It is plain to see that the designer(s) did put some creative thought into this build and everything one could need is provided so a stay here would be a pleasant experience. I’d like to say that my comments and suggestions are from a personal preference point of view and thinking of it as somewhere to live rather than visit for a night or two. I hope that the designers will view them as food for thought for their next build rather than just disparaging remarks because I don’t mean to insult. Thanks for sharing and, as always, Tiny House Newsletter’s crew are appreciated!

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